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Buildings Department Buildings Department

Buildings Department

LNEC’s Buildings Department (DED), established in 1971, carries out Scientific Research, Experimental Development and Innovation (R&D&I) activities in the field of buildings and built environment, which embraces a wide range of aspects such as: building products, elements and facilities; environmental comfort; building economy and management; construction technology and methods; maintenance and rehabilitation of the built patrimony; risk and safety; as well as the interaction between society and built environment.

For the 2013-2020 period, the activity of the Department is broken down into four major areas:

 Building performance and quality in construction

 Sustainable construction technologies

 Socio-territorial development and innovation 

 Building economy and management

To operate in the areas above, the Department is organised into the four units as follows: